<![CDATA[NBC Bay Area - Weird News]]> Copyright 2015 http://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/weird http://media.nbcbayarea.com/designimages/nbc_bayarea_blue.png NBC Bay Area http://www.nbcbayarea.com en-us Wed, 01 Jul 2015 22:42:10 -0700 Wed, 01 Jul 2015 22:42:10 -0700 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Move Over Vanilla, Burger Chain Adds Bug-Flavored Shake]]> Tue, 30 Jun 2015 06:12:07 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/shakes1.jpg
What began as a burger chain's April Fools Day trick might soon be a mainstay on the menu. Cricket milkshake, anyone?]]>
<![CDATA[Man Wins $500K After Phone Records Doctors Mocking Him]]> Thu, 25 Jun 2015 03:30:06 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/GettyImages-117009763.jpg
A Vienna, Virginia, man was awarded $500,000 in court after suing doctors he recorded mocking and insulting him while he was under anesthesia during a 2013 colonoscopy.

Photo Credit: Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA[Man Sues, Says His Beer Had a Dead Rat Inside]]> Wed, 24 Jun 2015 10:32:01 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/steel-reserve-beer.jpg
A North Texas man has filed a lawsuit against MillerCoors and 7-Eleven, saying he drank a beer that had "a dead rat marinating in it."

Photo Credit: Steel Brewing Co.
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<![CDATA[DUI Suspect Offers Cop Lotto Number]]> Tue, 23 Jun 2015 14:19:35 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/middletown+police+cruiser.jpg
A man arrested on drunken driving charges in Middletown told police he was a Connecticut Lottery employee and offered the police officer winning lottery numbers to drop the charges, police said.]]>
<![CDATA[San Francisco Zoo Adapts Dog Toy for Feeding Rhinos]]> Tue, 23 Jun 2015 07:20:35 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/194*120/FOOBLER.PNG
A circular dog puzzle feeding toy called Foobler is being built in a large scale format to feed rhinos at the San Francisco Zoo.

Photo Credit: San Francisco Zoo]]>
<![CDATA[Surfboard Breaks World Record]]> Sun, 21 Jun 2015 00:41:05 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Huntington-Beach-Biggest-Surfboard-Record-.jpg
Los Angeles laid claim to another bit of surfing legend Saturday as a group of surfers banded together to break a world record. With hundreds looking on, 66 surfers, including surf champions, celebrities...

Photo Credit: Larry Tenney (Instagram: @ltenney1)]]>
<![CDATA[Battery-Powered Surfboard Loaded With Meth Found at Tijuana Beach]]> Thu, 18 Jun 2015 08:37:23 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Surfboard+drugs.jpg
A battery-powered surfboard loaded with 20 pounds of crystal methamphetamine was spotted along a Tijuana beach on Tuesday night, Tijuana police said. The surfboard was spotted by beachgoers in the area of Playas...]]>
<![CDATA[Cicadas Swarm Reporter Standing on Top of Tank]]> Thu, 11 Jun 2015 06:40:03 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/CIcada_KSNT.jpg
A Kansas reporter tries to report on top of a tank when swarming cicadas interrupt her.]]>
<![CDATA[Cute New Octopus Species Turns Up in Monterey]]> Mon, 22 Jun 2015 07:13:39 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*129/20150618_111418_SJM-OCTOPUS-0619-01_300.jpg
A researcher at the Monterey Bay Aquarium is deciding what to name a tiny octopus she discovered.

Photo Credit: Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute]]>
<![CDATA[Peeping Tom Dressed as Woman]]> Wed, 10 Jun 2015 05:55:41 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/060915_walmart.jpg
Police say a man dressed in women's clothing is accused of using a mirror to try to see into a women's restroom stall inside a Wal-Mart store in Virginia.

Photo Credit: Prince William County Police Department]]>
<![CDATA[Del Taco Customer Pepper Sprays Employees]]> Tue, 09 Jun 2015 12:24:28 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/150608-del-taco-pepper-spray-attack.jpg
A woman pepper sprayed a Del Taco restaurant manager and other customers over a dispute about a burrito, witnesses and employees at the Ontario restaurant said.

Photo Credit: KNBC]]>
<![CDATA[Armed Cop Impersonator Arrested]]> Tue, 09 Jun 2015 06:52:44 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/150607-police-impersonator-ventura.jpg
A cop impersonator armed with a gun was arrested after police officers spotted him dressed in a full Los Angeles Police Department uniform next to a fake squad car in a Ventura parking lot Sunday, police said.

Photo Credit: Ventura Police Department]]>
<![CDATA[Bison Escape Take Over NY Freeway]]> Sat, 06 Jun 2015 19:44:48 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/ULSTER+COUNTY+BISON_6.jpg
Four bison escaped from a farm Upstate and took to the New York State Thruway on Saturday to evade their owner and police.
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<![CDATA[Astrologist Predicts Warriors Will Win NBA Finals]]> Fri, 05 Jun 2015 23:47:04 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/sports-astrologist.jpg
The stars are aligning for the Warriors, according to one Bay Area sports astrologist. Ian Cull reports.

Photo Credit: NBC Bay Area]]>
<![CDATA[Dog Swallows Pacifiers & Lives]]> Fri, 05 Jun 2015 08:55:23 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/dog+swallows+pacifier.jpg
After swallowing not one, but three pacifiers, a 6-year-old British bulldog named Elvis was able to make a full recovery. Owner Lisa Marie Cainas rushed Elvis to the Veterinary Specialty & Emergency Center...

Photo Credit: Photo courtesy of Veterinary Specialty & Emergency Center (VSEC) of Levittown, Pa.
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<![CDATA[Man Dances on Patrol Car: Officials]]> Thu, 04 Jun 2015 10:00:20 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/060415+man+dances+on+patrol+car.jpg
A southwest Florida man, who claimed to fear vampires, was arrested earlier this year after a bizarre incident in which he danced on top of a patrol car before summoning the fictional Sheriff of Nottingham...

Photo Credit: Lee County Sheriff's Office
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<![CDATA[Bee Swarm Attacks at Graduation]]> Fri, 05 Jun 2015 07:26:31 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/190*120/6-4-2015-Bee.JPG
A swarm of bees attacked a crowd attending a school graduation ceremony in Pasadena, California, Wednesday. Three adults and a child had to be treated after being stung at Pasadena High School at around...

Photo Credit: Pasadena Fire Department]]>
<![CDATA[Artist Covers Fla. Home in Aluminum Foil]]> Tue, 02 Jun 2015 09:41:58 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/NC_foilhouse0601001_700x394.jpg
An artist in Florida decided to take his art-making out of the garage and onto light of day. Piotr Janowski covered his home — including lamps, the mail box and electric meters — in aluminum foil because he said...]]>
<![CDATA[Cat Cafe KitTea Opens in San Francisco]]> Tue, 02 Jun 2015 12:37:51 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/luccakittea.jpg
KitTea, a cafe featuring adoptable cats, plans to open in San Francisco next week.

Photo Credit: Kittea]]>
<![CDATA[Bacon Arrested in Sausage Fight]]> Fri, 29 May 2015 13:34:45 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Sausage-generic.jpg
A New Jersey man whose last name is Bacon, ironically, was arrested after a dispute over sausage, according to police.
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<![CDATA[Man in Fla. Reels in 552-Pound Fish]]> Thu, 28 May 2015 08:24:11 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/052715+massive+grouper+chew+on+this+tv.jpg
A video showing a southwest Florida man reeling in a massive Goliath Grouper from a small Kayak is making headlines nationwide. As reported by NBC affiliate WBBH, Jon Black of the Crazy Lure Tackle shop in Cape...

Photo Credit: Chewonthis.tv]]>
<![CDATA[Bay to Breakers 2015]]> Mon, 18 May 2015 13:46:29 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*130/brady5.JPG
The 2015 Zappos Bay to Breakers got rolling with a cloudy yet festive start early Sunday morning, with participants dressed up as everything from salmon to giraffes to the fictional start-up "Pied Piper"...

Photo Credit: Ian Cull]]>
<![CDATA[Parrot Ruffles Feathers Over Spanish Curse Word]]> Thu, 14 May 2015 12:15:46 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/71927337_Parrot-Green-Generic.jpg
A parrot named Rula is ruffling some feathers in Tracy, California. At issue is what exactly Rula is spewing from his gray beak. Neighbor Jennifer Baca told NBC affilate KCRA that she swears the green parrot is...

Photo Credit: Getty Images/Image Source]]>
<![CDATA["Petite" Inmate Slips Off Handcuffs, Escapes Jail]]> Wed, 13 May 2015 17:45:39 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/5-13-15+Kelly+Smith+Prisoner.JPG
Authorities in Southern California are searching for a 23-year-old woman who escaped police custody several hours after being arrested. Officials say Kelly Smith was sitting in the booking area of the Ventura...]]>
<![CDATA[South Bay Lawyer Secretly Lives in Office for Four Months]]> Wed, 13 May 2015 14:18:08 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/181*120/desk1.jpg
A newly-appointed South Bay lawyer secretly lived in his office for 150 days to save on rent money.

Photo Credit: Fairfax Media via Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA[WATCH: Goats Gone Wild]]> Thu, 07 May 2015 07:38:17 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/212*120/5-6-15-Goats+Agoura+Hills.JPG
Dozens of grazing goats were on the loose in Southern California on Wednesday after roaming down their hillside job site and into the street.

Photo Credit: Joe Cascio]]>
<![CDATA[Snorkeler Finds Plastic Skeletons Having Underwater Tea Party]]> Wed, 06 May 2015 12:04:47 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/f_skeleton_partay_150506_6a819ada04e4d948f980d79e51334ebb.nbcnews-ux-640-360.jpg
A terrified snorkeler discovered what he thought were human remains at the bottom of the Colorado River. Upon further investigation, the sheriff's department found something more humorous.]]>
<![CDATA[Urns End Up on Thrift Store Shelf]]> Tue, 05 May 2015 04:41:11 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/urn+bonnie+throp.jpg
Authorities are trying to figure out how urns containing what could be human ashes ended up on the shelf of a thrift store in Connecticut. A customer spotted the urns on a shelf in the housewares department. She]]>